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Responding to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Responding to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

As one of the most progressive states in the nation, it should come as no surprise that employers in California cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation. If someone feels that an employer or prospective employer has discriminated against them based on sexual orientation (or perceived sexual orientation), an attorney from Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys will work to get compensation for any damages the affected party has suffered.

What Qualifies as Sexual Orientation Discrimination in California?

Employers cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation in any manner, including in:

  • Hiring decisions
  • Firing decisions
  • Promotion decisions
  • The disbursement of bonuses
  • The allocation of shifts or hours

Being passed over for a job or promotion, terminated, or otherwise harmed because of discrimination based on sexual orientation, can be grounds for a lawsuit. 

Are Employees in California Protected by Law from Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

Yes. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. This Act also prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of other protected classes, and is the basis for many lawsuits alleging discrimination by employers.

How to Respond to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Victims of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation may suffer several damages, including:

  • Loss of income 
  • Loss of earning power
  • Loss of reputation 
  • Emotional and psychological distress

Depending on the circumstances of the discrimination, damages could range well beyond these. For instance, someone who is fired in a discriminatory manner may lose their home, be unable to support loved ones, and suffer various other hardships.

It is important that those targeted by discrimination get justice for all resulting harm. Therefore, you may choose to hire an attorney from our firm to file a lawsuit against those who discriminated against you.

How Can an Attorney Help Following Employment Discrimination in California?

A lawyer from our firm will:

  • Gather all relevant facts related to a case of employment discrimination
  • Collect any evidence of discriminatory practices
  • Identify and document the damages resulting from orientation-based discrimination
  • File a lawsuit against liable parties if necessary
  • Lead settlement negotiations on the client’s behalf
  • Protect the client from any potential rights violations, including attempts to pressure them into a settlement, give false statements, or otherwise undermine their case

Our experienced attorneys have earned rave reviews from clients. We’re dedicated to restoring what victims have lost because of the discrimination they have endured. We lead each case from start to finish, demanding the compensation that the client is entitled to.

Call Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Case

Those who suffer discrimination in California have legal recourse to get compensation. However, you may want to rely on a lawyer who understands employment law and has succeeded for clients in circumstances similar to yours. Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys will place an experienced attorney on your case.

Call Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys today for a free consultation. You can also contact us online to submit your case details. Our experienced attorneys have earned rave reviews from clients. We’re dedicated to restoring what victims have lost because of the discrimination they have endured. We lead each case from start to finish, demanding the compensation that the client is entitled to.

Call Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Case

Those who suffer discrimination in California have legal recourse to get compensation. However, you may want to rely on a lawyer who understands employment law and has succeeded for clients in circumstances similar to yours. Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys will place an experienced attorney on your case.

Call Minnis & Smallets Employment Attorneys today for a free consultation. You can also contact us online to submit your case details.

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